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Report finds flying to be five times safer than it was 20 years ago

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A 1990's British Airways Boeing 767-2B7ER;

A new report states that flying is now as much as five times safer than it was 20 years ago, but is the perception of safety the real issue with today’s travellers?


How the supply chain supports tough aviation emissions targets in 2017

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The Sukhoi SuperJet 100

How can the aerospace supply chain support the industry in its attempts to hit tough sustainability targets over the next 5 years?


Is a new age of hypersonic air travel on the horizon in 2017?

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An example of what hypersonic airtravel might look like

Travelling from London to New York in under 30 minutes might sound like science fiction but thanks to hypersonic air travel, it’s closer than you think…


Understanding the fundamentals of aircraft fasteners

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A selection of typical fasteners

Find out how these tiny nuts, bolts and screws are some of the toughest, lightest and best performing pieces of micro-engineering on the plant.


SC21 Silver Award targeted for 2019

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The prestigious SC21 Industry Bronze Award given to JP Aero

SC21 is hugely important to the aerospace industry as it provides the industry with a single strategic programme to improve performance. Lean more…


How aeroplanes are made; a behind the scenes look at an everyday miracle

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An Airbus 360 on the runway

Find out how aeroplanes are made and take a quick look behind the scenes at the everyday miraculous.


Aircraft manufacturers showing no signs of Brexit slowdown

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Aircraft ready for takeoff

With all the doom and gloom surrounding certain sectors after the Referendum vote, it is encouraging to see aerospace continuing to perform so well. Regardless of whether we are in the EU or not, one thing for certain is that more and more people will continue to want to fly and demand to meet these needs will keep soaring. How do we know this? Well, we’re far too busy manufacturing and selling aircraft fasteners to spend too much time with our noses buried in the FT, but we did notice some tell-tale signs in the world of steel this week. The price of steel has risen 61% since last December to $616 a ton, and it seems that the strength

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Graduate’s potential game changer in aerospace design

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Graduate testing new aircraft

A young graduate from Texas has developed a new turning system for airplanes that has the potential to transform how aircraft are controlled, opening up a new frontier in performance and fuel saving technology. By using weights that move back and forth within the wings to change direction, Samath Reddy Vengate of the University of Texas at Arlington, has potentially removed the need for ailerons and elevators. Ailerons and elevators are the moveable surfaces near the trailing edges of wings and tails. These control the roll and pitch of the aircraft, allowing it to bank and change direction. However they are also one of the chief causes of drag, slowing down aircraft and causing them to burn extra fuel. Removing

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Our top 5 favourite aircraft of 2016

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Honda Aircraft HA-420

As we pass the halfway point of 2016 we thought we’d take stock of some of our favourite aircraft to have surfaced so far. There’s no doubt that this year has seen some very interesting developments in the world of aviation, and being so hugely passionate about these things we just couldn’t help but take the opportunity to share them. The SkyRunner Of all the outlandish flying machines out there this one really got us going. It’s straight out of a James Bond film and guaranteed to provide every bit as much of a thrill. Designed by a start-up in Shreveport, Louisiana to meet off-road accessibility with the freedom to fly it has just earned S-LSA approval, getting the go-ahead

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Inside the magical world of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner

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BBJ 737 Aeroplane Interior

As huge aviation fans, we just couldn’t keep our eyes off of the first fully appointed VVIP Boeing 787 as it flew into EBACE 2016 over the weekend. image courtesy of Kestrel Aviation Management As the ultimate in luxury airliners these incredible machines comes with some of the most eye-drooling interiors you’ll ever see, and none more so than the much anticipated VVIP. It’s the first fully outfitted BBJ 787-8, following a close collaboration led by Kestrel Aviation and involving Greenpoint Technologies and Pierrejean Design Studio of Paris. And it basically comes with more luxury fixtures and fittings than your average superyacht. From the main lounge with its divans, tables and 55 inch flat-screen monitors to the en-suite master bedroom,

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